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Your Private Sky with Sinta Tantra

July 27 @ 11:00 am - September 1 @ 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2018

One event on July 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

Free

Your Private Sky”

SINTA TANTRA

27 July – 1 September 2018

Kristin Hjellegjerde London

533 Old York Road

PRIVATE VIEW 26 July 2018

18:30 – 21:00

“Your sky may be surfaced inside with sections of global map, with Zenith of sky, and oriented accurately to the north…

Sun clock in day

Star clock in night.”

Buckminster Fuller, manuscript for Your Private Sky, 1948

Known for her fascination with colour and composition, Sinta Tantra’s work is a playful experiment in both scale and dimension. After a decade of making public art, her work now ranges from small painted canvases to huge architectural installations; bold, tropical colour to a Calder-like minimalism. Her work occupies a space at the intersection between painting and architecture, striking a fine balance between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional, decorative and functional, public and private.

Your Private Sky (27 July – 1 September 2018) at Kristin Hjellegjerde London, Tantra’s second solo exhibition with the gallery, draws inspiration from the life and work of the seminal American architect and polymath Buckminster Fuller, exploring the systems of making that connect the imaginative to the everyday. Your Private Sky was the title of a 1948 manuscript in which Fuller outlined his visionary design for a glass geodesic structure – a structure that both projects and reflects, illuminating the viewer’s position in relation to the cosmos, and affording a global perspective on questions of common progress.

“The idea of ‘your private sky’ expresses a twofold experience”, says Tantra, “a mode of thought that is both collective and individual. Blue-sky thinking, where visionary ideas can grow from simple musings”. If Tantra’s practice began with an impulse to turn the white cube space inside-out, then Your Private Sky represents a reverse move: bringing the lessons from public art back into the gallery space: turning ‘outside-in’, projecting and reflecting in on itself.

“Whereas my previous works used colour to celebrate the spectacle, I recently started thinking about what would happen if colour was taken out of the equation,” she says. “After studying the blueprint designs used in preparation for my public art projects, I became fascinated by line, and how at times it offered more imaginative possibilities than colour. Can total immersion be achieved through the simplicity of line alone? How does this relational experience alter the way we see and imagine?”

As such, the works in Your Private Sky will be divided in two distinct ‘rooms’ within the gallery space: the first, focusing on a pared down, minimalist experience of linen paintings and sculptures based on line drawing, systems and processes. The second, moving into the maximalist: colour paintings and a submersive floor installation.

For Tantra, the link between all these works is the metaphor of the blueprint. Like Fuller’s utopian designs, Your Private Sky presents the blueprint both as an instructive diagram, and as an index of imaginative possibilities.

‘Your Private Sky’ runs from 27 July – 1 September 2018 at Kristin Hjellegjerde London

Details

Start:
July 27 @ 11:00 am
End:
September 1 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://kristinhjellegjerde.com/

Venue

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery
533 Old York Road
London, SW18 1TG
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Phone:
020 8875 0110
Website:
https://kristinhjellegjerde.com

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